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Rena Reiser: a Mind-Body & Compassion coach, writer, educator, and hostess of the Tune In podcast.

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Rena works as an intuitive eating counselor and coach.

She started off her career as a programmer who built websites. She always loved computers but the idea of sitting in front of one all day for the rest of her life didn’t sound appealing because it left her feeling empty at the end of the day. Rena was always the friend people turned to for tips on how to cook healthier and eat in a healthier way. When she realized she could turn this into a job she was excited. She became a health coach and her initial goal was to help her clients keep healthier foods in their homes. However, she kept seeing the same pattern repeat among her clients; they would eat healthy food until something stressful happened and then it would all go out the window. Her clients would begin to binge and eat based on their emotions. She thought this was a small bump in the road but emotional eating kept coming up again and again. Her clients would beg her to just tell them what to eat without discussing emotions but in reality the two are intertwined. At this time in her life, Rena had started working on healing her own relationship with food but she was still struggling. Her relationship with food plunged down for a short amount of time. She began to take courses in housework such as doing laundry and paying bills. Rena was working on her emotional wellbeing while working on her relationship with food. 

There was something about intuitive eating that really resonated with Rena and made sense to her.

When she trained as a health coach, many of the other coaches were talking about cutting out certain food groups and doing different detoxes. There were a few women she followed that had a more holistic approach to eating. One woman mentioned intuitive eating and Rena reached out to her to get more information. Rena got the intuitive eating book and signed up to train under Evelyn Tribole. She understood that it was a way to stop yourself from eating emotionally and that was what she kept seeing come up with her clients. She consistently asked her clients, what does your body want? Intuitive eating is not eating whatever you want! It’s about listening to your body’s needs. Rena began to write articles for Mishpacha, The Jewish Press and The Voice of Lakewood. Her articles were well received and she got many of her favorite clients from that publicity. She loves hearing that her articles really have an impact on people. 

 

Rena’s ideal client is a woman who feels disconnected from her body and wishes to regain that connection.

We know what feels good in our bodies which is for the most part healthy, nourishing food, with some fun food built in. However, for some people food feels out of control and becomes a disconnecting experience. Most people today are walking around with trauma of some sort which impacts our lives and for many impacts food. 

 

 When we slow down and listen to our body’s messages, this changes everything.

You can intellectually understand all of the principles of intuitive eating, but until you truly begin to listen to your body, you can’t put it into practice. Now Rena focuses on helping women reconnect with themselves. When Rena speaks to clients, it begins by talking about food but as they go deeper it becomes clear that there is so much more than food whether it involves marriage, dating or kids.

 

Rena’s dream is to teach other therapists and coaches how to help their clients connect to their bodies.

She sees this is a piece that’s critically missing from the work. Eating is so important but it’s only one aspect of our lives. We need to focus on healing other areas as well. It’s important to recognize the progress that you’ve made. We don’t give ourselves enough credit especially while we’re on the journey. Write down notes for yourself about what happened that day. As time goes on you’ll look back and say that was a win to me then? It comes so naturally to me now! Instead of keeping a record of how much weight you’ve lost and what food you’ve eaten, record how much progress you’ve made in learning to re-trust yourself.   

 

About Rena: Rena Reiser is a Mind-Body & Compassion coach, writer, educator, speaker, and hostess of the Tune In podcast. Her passion in life is to help women tune into their inner wisdom to create lasting change in all their relationships – especially the one they have with themselves.

 

Find out more at www.renareiser.com.

 

If you are interested in making peace with food through the principles of Intuitive Eating and the practices of self care, go ahead and schedule a free call via my website https://gilaglassberg.com/scheduling/.
Catch me on Instagram @gila.glassberg.intuitiveRD. You can work with me one on one or sign up to be in one of my intuitive eating online support groups via Zoom. Have a wonderful day! If you are ready to make peace with food and never say diet again, check out my website www.gilaglassberg.com and apply for a free 20 minute clarity call. I look forward to hearing from you! https://gilaglassberg.com/scheduling/
Gila Glassberg, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, holding an inclusive variety of foods
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Gila Glassberg is a Master's level registered dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. As a teenager, she was faced with constant diet talk, body shaming and obsessive guilt around food. She struggled with disordered eating. This is what propelled her into the field of nutrition. She uses a non-diet, weight-neutral approach called Intuitive Eating. She helps growth oriented women break out of chronic dieting, and regain clarity into what is really important to them.

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